There it is. Nestled in South Dallas, rescued by caring souls of our local arts.
The beacon that is The Kessler.
A majestic Texas juke joint, pampered with TLC and vision that only a handful of true music fans could bring. The Kessler (or rather, "The Kessler X " as our subject refers to it) is o ... More >>
Evan Chronister is a local music enthusiast, a masterful mix CD maker, and an avid blogger. He can talk your ear off about seeing legendary bands in their prime, but his first show is something he's never forgotten: Rush. In honor of Rush playing the American Airlines Center tonight, we caught up wi ... More >>
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The Telefones, Vibration Change
Released in 1980, this album is more punk in spirit than execution. Songs like "Rocket Rocket" and "The Ballad of Jerry Godzilla" fuse punk rock's oomph with a new wave sensibility. Th ... More >>
Via.Seeing as how C.J. Ramone's in town tonight, I'd hoped this recording of the Ramones at the Fair Park Band Shell from July 26, 1990 (password's "gle-gle.blogspot.com," if you're so inclined), would be at the very least listenable. Only, it sounds like it was recorded from someone standing in ... More >>
In this week's paper, Doug Davis checks in with Pete Shelley, frontman for legendary Brit punks the Buzzcocks, who, tomorrow night, stop through Dallas for a gig at The Loft--the second-to-last stop on the band's two-year world tour. One of the original pop-punk acts, Davis extols the Buzzcocks' eff ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, July 27, 2009...
Nerds unite! A symphonic concert version of Star Wars will start in October. The symphony will play the classic John Williams score set to different video pieces of the beloved franchise.
Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan think ... More >>
May Dragon4848 Belt Line, Addison972-392-9998According to my fortune, there's an "interesting musical opportunity" in my very near future. This could, of course, mean only one thing: the Sex Pistols are back together and in need of a Sid Vicious stand in. Either that or Pete Freedman wants me to pos ... More >>
The original Nervebreakers lineup.Defining moment: For a suburban teenage kid from North Dallas in 1977, a delirious new underground movement called punk rock inspired a profound and urgent departure from the regular routine of cruising Forest Lane or hanging out at the Gemini Drive-In movie theate ... More >>
The Nervebreakers are back. While Zac Crain is geeking out over on Frontburner today about a Sex Pistols cover band playing the Longhorn Ballroom next month (my how the mighty have fallen...), he was able to touch on some interesting news that I'd missed earlier today...(Thanks, spam filter!)...name ... More >>